Mumbai, 12th April 2019: The Children, Baby Maternity Expo India(CBME India), a uniquely positioned Informa Markets expo concluded its 7th edition on 12th April, 2019 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. CBME India is the largest children, baby and maternity product business expo in India that offers a platform to local and global manufacturers, and sellers of baby products an opportunity to connect, network and conduct business.
The inaugural ceremony of CBME India 2019 took place in the presence of special invitees –Ms. Rekha Chaudhari, Global Wellness Ambassador of India and Managing Director, One Line Wellness Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Rajesh Vora, Managing Director, Chicco; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director Informa Markets Pvt. Ltd. amidst an industry gathering.
The three-day expo witnessed a varied participation from over 130 national and international exhibitors from 10 exhibiting countries such as China, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Russia and Taiwan to name a few. CBME India hosted a Korea Pavilion by Korea Federation of Clothing Merchant Federation & a Hong Kong Children Babies Maternity Industries Association (HKCBMIA) Pavilion.
The expo was also well supported by key associations such as All India Association of Industries (AIAI); Indian Imports Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI); Franchising Association of India and Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA).
Some of the key exhibitors included Artsana India Pvt Ltd – Chicco, Nobel Hygiene Pvt Ltd, Mitsui & Co. India Pvt. Ltd. – Merries, PUR Thailand, Tiny Twig Apparel Pty Ltd., Softsens Consumer Products Private Limited, NOVATEX GmbH, First Care India Private Limited – BuddsBuddy, Azafran Innovacion Ltd., American Hygienics Corporation, Mother and Babycare Inc. – Little Angel, Indify Ventures - OK Baby & BEABA, Maiden Distributors amongst others, who showcased at their latest products catering to this niche industry at the 7th edition of the expo.
The show brought together more than 450 major global and Indian brands, to showcase innovative and an exhaustive spectrum of baby care products, toys, baby food, organic clothing, nutraceuticals, ergonomic furniture, licensing brands, stationery, gifts, infant safety technology, brain development tools among a rich array of other quality, technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing international products. Industry players catering to baby, child wear, children shoe stores, maternity wear shops; toy shops, supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, pre-schools, nursing homes, individual buyers, service companies, designers, associations and Consulates visited the expo.
Mr. Rajesh Vohra, CEO, Chicco, said, “We have been associated with CBME India right from its beginning and it has been a great platform which is helping the baby care industry take shape in India. Chicco, being an international baby care brand is always supportive of such platforms. This year, Chicco introduced many new products at CBME India 2019 including the Anti-Mosquito Baby, Next2Me Magic and also the global best- seller awarded product Baby Hug 4 in 1. As the name suggests, Baby hug is 4 products in 1. It is a comfy crib and converts into a comfortable recliner. It becomes a highchair for the baby, as well as its first chair CBME India 2019, like its previous editions has been successful for us and we look forward to exhibiting in the upcoming editions as well.”
CBME India 2019 consisted of a number of salient features including power – packed knowledge sessions, seminars, discussion of new trends and various international pavilions to surge into the rapidly expanding and diverse retail sector in India. Day 1 saw presentations and seminars by WGNS, the Trend Partner for CBME India 2019 that discussed Kids Fashion trends, Toy trends and Retail concept. Sessions by industry speakers included topics such as - ‘Fast Fashion impact on the kids wear market’ and ‘How Brands are adopting Closed Loop Recycling to incorporate sustainability’.
Day 2 saw a seminar on Licensing of Kids Brands – Trends and Thoughts Triggers for Future Growth and will host a Panel Discussion followed by a Fashion show - Cool Kids Fashion India in association with UDAAN that will highlight premium kids fashion accessories and clothing (age 0-14 years) from both well-known & emerging designers, brands and manufacturers. The topic of discussion for the Panel will be – ‘Changing Consumer Behaviour – Trends and Opportunities’. The event also witnessed the announcement of one of a kind initiative by Informa Markets – ‘IMP CBM Brands’ a bi- annual program, which will be a nationwide quest for India’s most preferred brands in the children, baby and maternity products industry, and conferring on them, the exclusive privilege to license the prestigious ÍMP logo for all their marketing engagements, such as online campaigns, hoardings, merchandising, press announcements, product packaging and advertising.
The expo also featured a special Licensing Pavilion by LIMA that aims to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the Indian business community. The pavilion will showcase various licensing opportunities and have licensing experts to answer queries related to global brand licensing.
Speaking at the conclusion of the 7th edition of CBME India, Mr. Yogest Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets said, “.Continuous innovation and development of brands and increase in investments from both domestic and International stakeholders have majorly contributed to the growth of this industry in the recent years making India a worthwhile market for such. We see the industry making a shift towards a more organised market from an earlier fragmented one. With structure comes innovation and technology that has helped widen the market further.”
“Unique initiatives like CBME India play a very important part to provide information and education as well as the inspiration to raise the bar for the children and maternity market. While the baby care and children products are evolving, an even greater potential exists for the maternity products segment that needs to be unravelled. The kind of industry response we at Informa Markets have received towards CBME India 2019 further validates the potential of this industry.” he further added.
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